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YourMechanic Water Pump Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

1,856

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Jose

15 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Jose did good work quickly and professionally. I would hire him again any time.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Love you guys, cheaper than a typical mechanic and not shady. I took my car to a mechanic to get an free uber inspection. They said I needed new brakes. Luckily I said no. Scott came to my apartment and said my brakes were just fine, at like 80%. I'm a big fan of an honest, convenient, and well priced mechanic. Thanks guys!

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Tabitha was very proficient, friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend her !

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
our appt was cancelled twice then the staff showed up with the wrong parts, then finally on the 4th try the water pump was replaced really a 1 star experience

Joe

41 years of experience
691 reviews
Joe
41 years of experience
Joe is very professional, friendly and honest, my car was broken down on my driveway, he came to my house, was on time and worked in unpleasant weather until the job was done in less hours than estimated. He found that I did not have to replace one of the pumps that was already paid for and refunded me for it. Thank you Joe is was a pleasure to deal with you.

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Mr.William was great, professional and organized. Cool guy and knows how to keep a conversation going, and also very informative as to what he is doing to help my vehicle get back in shape. Good guy

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex was very good and I would use him again. Would love to deal with him every time.

Jerome

34 years of experience
16 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
job well done.

Joseph

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Joseph
22 years of experience
Thanks to YourMechanic.com and to Mr Joseph for fixing our vehicle. Our fuel pump was under warranty and Mr Joseph came in this morning and replaced it at no charge to us plus did other needed repairs. He was very professional, friendly plus had a great attitude working under extreme hot temperature. Thanks again!

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
Peter was on time, and friendly. He is honest, and explains things clearly. Thanks Peter!


How much does Water Pump Replacement cost in La Jolla?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in La Jolla. Our mechanics in La Jolla are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in La Jolla.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer $414 $110.01 $303.96 20% $518.51
2010 Suzuki Equator $334 $157.75 $175.97 15% $394.25
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $346 $169.96 $175.97 14% $406.46
2012 Audi A3 $767 $487.46 $279.96 11% $863.71
2011 Audi Q7 $389 $132.97 $255.96 18% $476.97
2008 Ford Mustang $263 $150.57 $111.98 12% $301.07

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Water Pump Replacement Service

What is a water pump and how does it work?

The water pump is a belt or chain-driven engine accessory bolted to the engine above the crankshaft pulley. The pump housing has an impeller that circulates engine coolant through the cooling system passageways in the engine block and cylinder head, on to the radiator, where the coolant temperature is reduced. . The lower temperature coolant then flows back to the water inlet on the engine and the water pump continues the cycle.

When to consider replacing the water pump:

  • Coolant leaks or overheating. The water pump impeller shaft is supported by a bearing. Eventually, the bearing or seal can wear and leak or damage the impeller. Many water pumps have weep holes near the pump bearing. If you see significant leakage from that weep hole, it is time to replace the pump.
  • Bearing roughness or noise. If the water pump shaft does not turn smoothly or the pump is noisy, the bearing is excessively worn. Pump replacement will be necessary.
  • Timing belt replacement. In engines where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, it is a good idea to replace the water pump at the same time the timing belt is replaced. The extensive work explains why it is always recommended to replace the water pump whenever the mechanic already has these components removed for regularly scheduled timing belt replacement.

How do mechanics replace the water pump?

  • The water pump is usually bolted to the front of the engine. The replacement procedure will vary depending on whether the pump is driven by the timing belt, the serpentine belt, or chain.
  • On a cold engine, the engine coolant is drained to a level below the water pump.
  • Components that require removing to access the water pump are removed, including the belt or chain that directly drive the pump.
  • The bolts holding the pump to the engine are removed and the pump is pulled out.
  • The gasket surface must be cleaned and the pump mounting surface inspected. A new gasket, rubber seal, or RTV sealant, as required, is installed and then the new pump. The bolts are torqued in sequence using a calibrated inch pound torque wrench.
  • For applications where the water pump is driven by the timing belt, the timing belt must be removed. Typically, this requires removal of the crankshaft pulley, timing belt covers, and timing belt tensioner. Once the new pump is installed, new coolant is added back while bleeding the cooling system of any air. The engine is then run and brought to normal operating temperature to check for leaks and ensure normal operating temperature.

Is it safe to drive with a water pump problem?

No. Should the water pump only leak a little bit, you can drive the car. However, a small leak could suddenly enlarge or the pump bearing might unexpectedly seize. Either circumstance would likely cause engine overheating. If a defective water pump causes the overheating, it is not safe to drive because of the damage to the engine.

When replacing the water pump keep in mind:

  • It is best to install a new cooling system thermostat when you install a new water pump, especially if the thermostat is old or original.
  • Completely flushing the cooling system is a good idea when you replace the water pump. Flushing can be done before or after pump replacement.
  • The rest of the cooling system should be inspected too — particularly rubber hoses, which have a limited lifetime.

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